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Bears agree with first-round pick Kyle Long

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The Bears have reached a contract agreement with first-round pick Kyle Long, the club said Friday night.

The No. 20 overall pick, Long (6-6, 311) is expected to compete for a starting role at guard on a new-look offensive line for Chicago.

Long has relatively little experience as offensive lineman — a mere two collegiate seasons — but the Bears are intrigued by his potential. After the team picked Long, Bears G.M. Phil Emery called the former Oregon lineman a “dynamic athlete.”

“There isn’t a movement playing where this guy doesn’t impress you,” said Emery, according to the club.

Long signed a four-year deal with a club option for a fifth year, which is required by the collective bargaining agreement.

Kyle Long is the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long.

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24 Responses to “Bears agree with first-round pick Kyle Long”
  1. unbiasfan says: May 17, 2013 10:34 PM

    Great pick, another person for Jay Cutler to yell at when he gets sacked

  2. hyzers says: May 17, 2013 10:49 PM

    I wonder if he’ll turn out as good as Carimi.

  3. neeley34 says: May 17, 2013 10:54 PM

    Kudos Cliff stein!

  4. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: May 17, 2013 10:56 PM

    Good luck, Kyle “Not For” Long. Another Bears bust for sure.

  5. Bearfan54 says: May 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    Great! All of our draft picks are signed!

  6. vfan76 says: May 17, 2013 11:11 PM

    It doesn’t matter, it’s the Bears.

  7. leo133074 says: May 17, 2013 11:21 PM

    The morons on tv thought this was a reach but non open-mouth-breathers knew Long was GOING IN THE 1ST. emery is genius and is a step ahead of the booger-eating public.

  8. rextraordinaire says: May 17, 2013 11:24 PM

    Okay.

    What? What else am I supposed to say here?

  9. opietaylor says: May 17, 2013 11:35 PM

    Watch this guy pull out and blow up LB’s so fast it will make all the so called “experts” scrambling for excuses. Over 300 lbs, slam dunks basketballs with ease, throws 96 MPH fastballs, and isn’t stupid. He’s better than his bro.

  10. thefiesty1 says: May 17, 2013 11:45 PM

    If he’s as good as his dad he’ll do just fine. Too bad it’s with the Bears. It should be with the Raiders.

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: May 18, 2013 12:04 AM

    How did he manage to flunk out of Florida State?

  12. bizieman says: May 18, 2013 1:10 AM

    So…

  13. kabasaman says: May 18, 2013 2:32 AM

    Howie said: This kid is the best athlete of all his kids . He also said he was a freak of nature. If he is half as bad assed as he looks, everything will be fine.
    Man, a lot of haters out there…..

  14. lionsdraftguy says: May 18, 2013 4:39 AM

    I don’t like the bears, especially their fans, but why does everyone do nothing but talk crap on here. The bears took Kyle long. So what? Because stupid Mel kiper didn’t have him as high that means he’s a reach? Give me a break. I’m pretty sure they knew what they were doing when they drafted him.

  15. pc1976 says: May 18, 2013 5:26 AM

    They already added Bushrod, Slauson and Britton in free agency. If Long hits, this could be the most improved OL in the NFL this season

  16. garyhd01 says: May 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    if kyle has the same mean streak as his dad played with then cutler needs to go yell at one of the other lineman cause he might get his head ripped off yelling at kyle

  17. larryboodry says: May 18, 2013 10:51 AM

    lionsdraftguy says: May 18, 2013 4:39 AM

    “I don’t like the bears, especially their fans…”

    What’d we ever do to you?

  18. larryboodry says: May 18, 2013 10:56 AM

    garyhd01 says: May 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    “if kyle has the same mean streak as his dad played with then cutler needs to go yell at one of the other lineman cause he might get his head ripped off yelling at kyle”

    If Kyle has the same mean streak (and talent) as his dad, Cutler won’t need to yell at him…And if Webb isn’t careful, Long will make him wish it was just Jay yelling at him.

  19. joebone says: May 18, 2013 11:44 AM

    Emery has shown nothing yet; why would anyone proclaim him to be a genius?

  20. raiderapologist says: May 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    “There isn’t a movement playing where this guy doesn’t impress you,” said Emery, according to the club.
    —————–
    What kind of movement is Emery talking about?

  21. wnstonchill says: May 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    Here’s something to keep in mind for all the “glass half empty” folks out there……
    MARC TRESTMAN. Phil Emery has made the picks that suitor to this coaching staff’s sytem. When’s the last time we’ve seen that from a Bears regime??? Here’s a clue; It’s been a LONG time! (pun intended) Remember, the Bears have completely revamped the coaching staff and philosophy and actually brought in COMPETENT coaches, especially on offense! The credentials speak for themselves. I challenge people to do their homework on head coach Trestman and offensive coordinator Kromer. Emery understands that it’s been since the mid 90’s that the Bears have even come close to have a decent offense and it was time to turn the tide. I’ve been as critical as anyone of the front office moves in the past. This has been a major transformation from what we’ve seen in the past. Change is good! Here’s my only two reservations when viewing the future of the Bears; until I see the ownership/McCaskey’s completely out of sight, and their family pet, Ted Phillips back in a cubicle counting beans for them or someone else, I’ll remain, cautiously optimistic. Just the same, I believe Phil Emery has shown the football world that he’s not worried about what everyone else thinks and that what’s best for the Bears is what he’ll do. That in itself is refreshing!! :-)

  22. pdidit09 says: May 18, 2013 12:19 PM

    No one is saying he was a HUGE RISK, his alcohol problems, I wonder why! Tell me he was not the biggest reach in the draft, 1st round pick at 20, than a proven Fredrick at 31. PLEEEZ

  23. larryboodry says: May 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    joebone says: May 18, 2013 11:44 AM

    “Emery has shown nothing yet; why would anyone proclaim him to be a genius?”

    The Marshall trade alone was sheer genius…Now he has completely revamped the o-line, TE position, and LB corps, all while struggling to stay under the salary cap…What more do you want?

  24. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: May 18, 2013 2:22 PM

    Every time I see Eifert score a TD on ESPN, I’m gonna be thinking of Long, so he better pan out.

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